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What is the Sex Offenders Registration Act?

May 14th, 2020 Content

The Sex Offenders Registration Act is known as SORA.  SORA was enacted pursuant to the legislature’s exercise of police power of the state.  Its intent is to monitor persons that are believed to pose a potential danger to the people of the...

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When Do I Need to Hire a Sex Crimes Attorney?

May 13th, 2020 Content

The short answer is - immediately.  When it comes to sex crimes in Michigan, you should never take a “wait and see” approach. Sex crimes are taken very seriously in Michigan and carry with them severe penalties including long periods of incarceration....

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What is the Punishment for Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct?

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Michigan Criminal Sexual Conduct, commonly referred to as CSC, is the unlawful sexual assault or touching or penetration of another. In Michigan, there are four separate offenses each defined by the acts of behaviors of the alleged offender. Each level of offense...

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What Happens When Arrested for a Sex Crime?

May 11th, 2020 Content

When a person is arrested for criminal sexual conduct, they are taken to jail to be fingerprinted, booked, and in most jurisdictions, held until arraignment. The person may, depending on whether the jail officers feel like it, be given a phone call....

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Why is Hiring an Attorney Early in the Process of a Sex Crimes Case Important?

May 8th, 2020 Content

Hiring an attorney early in the process is important for several reasons. First, if you haven’t been formally charged with a sex crime or, as Michigan calls it, criminal sexual conduct, a good attorney can intervene and try to prevent charges from...

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NFL Linebacker Charged with Sexual Assault Involving a Minor

May 4th, 2020 PBarone

A former NFL linebacker, Telvin Smith, was recently arrested under suspicion of sexual assault of a minor.  Mr. Smith is being prosecuted in Florida where the sex crime is alleged to have occurred.  The charge is considered a felony of the second...

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